- Jul 11, 2001
I have a new laptop, a Lenovo P1 Gen 3. It's bare bones, came with 256GB M.2 SSD and 8GB RAM. I bought two 16GB RAM sticks for it and a 1TB M.2 SSD, to expand its powers/storage. It has two M.2 slots. I can and will install the 1TB SSD in the empty slot and run Samsung's Migration Tool (both SSDs are Samsung), to copy everything on the smaller M.2 drive to the larger one. But I'm told that I can't boot the machine with two bootable drives in it. Is there a way I can format the smaller M.2 SSD without buying an external enclosure for it? Maybe by attaching an external optical drive with a Windows install disk? Some other trick? I have Win10 bootable USB flash drives. I intend to leave the smaller SSD drive in the machine for extra storage instead of removing it permanently, is the reason I'm asking.